TIA. This Is Africa. Over summer I went through an amazing experience. I went on a Pre-Vet internship (Safari4u) in South Africa for a little over 2 months. I made life long friendships and memories and this is only part one.
This winter season VA32 is pioneering a Sports Development Program for local schools in the wider Chintsa area. Four groups of ISV volunteer groups will be hosted during the next three months and will facilitate this program along with VA32 project manager Denver.
When Andrew arrived in Chintsa to volunteer with a group of ten other International Student Volunteers (ISV) I'm not sure he was quite prepared for the extraordinary experience that he was about to embark upon.
Our awesome Pre-Vet team have written their first vlog! Check out what they've been up to over the past few weeks: "Hi everyone, We are the pre-vet team on VA32's African pre-vet program and we're very excited to be on this blog! Here are a few of the best things we've done so far…"
Team Pre-Vet have been doing some amazing work in rural Eastern Cape communities as a part of the VA32 Pre-Vet Project where as well as taking part in exciting African wildlife captures, assisting with veterinary work and studies, we also focus on helping the thousands of neglected domestic animals in local townships. Find out what the team have been up to this month.
December saw the arrival of two groups of Pre-Vet volunteers. Based in an Eastern Cape Game Reserve, the Pre-Vet volunteer teams spent 2 weeks working with the local wildlife including rhino, nyala, impala, giraffe and countless bird and small mammal species as well as taking part in lectures and hands on conservation management tasks. They also had hands on experience with agricultural livestock and vulnerable domestic animals in local farms and townships.